Owner / Instructor
"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. Little bodies have big eyes, ears and hearts willing to watch, listen and spread the love we share with them."
Our House is Your House
"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Erica graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Business Management. During her time at SSU she was on the Nationally Ranked-Sapphires Dance team and was the captain for 3 out of her 4 years. Raised in Walnut Creek, Erica danced at a competitive studio training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and contemporary. She is currently a dance team coach at Carondelet High School and is driven by her passion to help her students grow not only as dancers, but as young aspiring artists.
"Be Fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."
Rylee received her degree in Dance from the University of Hawaii Manoa where she was a member of the University’s dance team. Rylee knew from a young age that dance education and choreography would be a passion that she would pursue as a career. She is currently an assistant coach and choreographer for the renowned Napa High Spiritleaders and teaches dance for the enrichment program at NVLA.
"Ballet is the foundation of everything and necessary for the advancement in any style of dance."
Haley has been dancing since she could walk. Her passion for ballet took flight when she was accepted into the renowned Santa Clarita Ballet Company in Southern California. She spent her summers training with the Joffrey Ballet refining her craft. A highlight of her pre-professional career was competing on America's Got Talent at age 16 and with her team progressed to the quarter finals on national television. Haley was a captain of the Sonoma State University Dance Team and recently graduated with a major in liberal studies and three concentrations in human development, child psychology, and theatre arts. She is currently in the graduate program pursuing her multiple subject credential.
Kimberly was a 4 year honor roll student at Napa High where she was awarded the Kris Van Treese Memorial Scholarship from the dance department and was the sole female recipient of the prestigious "Grizzly of the Year" award. She was a coveted Napa High Spiritleader and is currently majoring in viticulture and enology with hopes of working in the wine industry.
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
Lisa attended Napa High and was a 3-time National Champion as well as an All-American Dancer. She accepted an invitation to join the National Dance Alliance staff and taught at camps across the country for middle and high-schoolers, while she worked to receive her degree in Early Childhood development. She then went on to diversify her training and got certified as a fitness instructor and is currently an assistant coach for the Napa High Spiritleaders.
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
-Winnie the Pooh
Amanda's fondest memories of her dance career were being able to perform in New York City at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and at a Pro Bowl in Hawaii. She studied early childhood education in college and has been a preschool teacher for the last 6 years. Amanda prides herself on being a mom, who loves to plan and host fun filled birthday parties and special events.
“Your only limit is you, be brave and fearless"
Colette is from Southern California and grew up dancing at Hart Academy of Danse as a company member. She attended Sonoma State University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. During her time at Sonoma State she was on the nationally acclaimed SSU Sapphires Dance Team, eventually becoming the team captain.
"The show must go wrong"
Noor graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Linguistics and International relations as well as a minor in Arabic. During her time at UC Davis, she was a member and director of a student-run dance company, Released Contemporary Dance Company. Growing up, Noor trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Tap. She has always loved the community dance brought to her and hopes to create a supportive community within her classes.
"Believe you can, and you're halfway there"
Administrative Staff/Event Coordinator
Raised in the Napa Valley, Miss Vanessa is the heart of our studio. Previously a childcare center coordinator, she currently manages our front desk and is one of our event managers.